New Hero XPulse 400 And Xtreme 400S Spotted

Is this the bigger XPulse that we’ve been waiting for?

Hero XPulse 400 And Xtreme 400S

Two Hero MotoCorp motorcycles have been spotted testing in Leh, Ladakh by YouTuber Gowtham Naidu. 

Hero Impulse And Xtreme 200S

Back in the day, Hero popularised the off-road and the sportbike segment in India with the Impulse and the Karizma respectively. After discontinuing them both, the bikemaker followed it up with the XPulse 200 and the Xtreme 200S. These two could hence be the larger displacement versions of the aforementioned motorcycles. Both bikes get petal disc brakes along with a box-type swingarm. 

Hero XPulse 400

Hero XPulse 400

While in the video Gowtham Naidu mentions that it is a Himalayan 450 test mule, a closer inspection reveals the same clutch cover, red trellis frame, spoked wheels with petal disc, same swingarm and the chrome finished side stand from the rolling chassis showcased in February 2020. The test mules also carry an RJ 14 (Jaipur) registration plate, exactly where Hero’s R&D centre is located. 

Hero XPulse 400

While the XPulse 400 looks tall, its slim profile should make it easy for riders to ground their feet. That, coupled with a small beak up front, complete the ADV look. As you can see from the photo, it has spoked wheels at both ends and we suspect it’ll get a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel setup, as the one seen on the XPulse 200. The bike will compete against the likes of the KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G 310 GS, Yezdi Adventure and the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450. Hero could also make an XPulse 400T, a touring-friendly version of the standard XPulse 400, sometime later. 

Hero Xtreme 400S

Hero Xtreme 400S

The Xtreme 400S, on the other hand, looks large. Like the erstwhile Hero Karizma ZMR, we expect the upcoming sportbike to have a muscular look, one that’ll definitely grab a lot of eyeballs. It gets a full fairing, alloy wheels and clip-on handlebars, completing the supersport look. It’ll probably get the same 400cc engine as the XPulse 400, but could carry a slightly sportier state of tune. Once here, it’ll rival the KTM RC 390, BMW G 310 RR, and the TVS Apache RR 310

Hero Xtreme 400S

If these make it to the production stage, they’d be the most powerful motorcycles from Hero. While that sounds exciting, we don't think the bikes will be here anytime before the end of 2023. Stay tuned to ZigWheels for more about the upcoming bikes.

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